MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Alaa Murabit, M.D., founded The Voice of Libyan Women (VLW) in 2011 at the age of 21. With a strong focus on challenging societal and cultural norms and utilizing traditional and historical role models, Murabit champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation. Her programs, such as the groundbreaking “Noor Campaign”, are replicated internationally. Murabit acts as advisor to numerous international security boards, think tanks and organizations. She was nominated to the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security) Global Advisory Board, to the UN Women Global Advisory Board, and to Harvard University’s “Everywoman, Everywhere” initiative. In March 2015, Murabit was selected as the inaugural civil society speaker at the official Commission on the Status of Women opening session. Murabit’s TED Talk, released in July 2015, “What my religion really says about women” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four moving TED Talks you should watch right now by The New York Times.